Ingenious use for a hat in 1937

You don’t need a  diary or mobile phone organiser – just use your hat!

How simple life can be!

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The beautiful English village of Leefdale seems reassuringly tranquil. But appearances can be deceptive.

Sharon guards a dark family secret.

Barbara is fighting to save her marriage.

Zoe is trying to sort her life out.

Louise is desperate to be recognised for who she truly is . . .

Lots more hats

I’ve posted about a lot of hats in the last few days from kitchen utensil inspired hats  to rather shocking hats with real wild life trimmings.

I’ve always liked hats and sometimes wish I’d been born in an era when it was the norm for everyone to wear some form of titfer.

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The chemotherapy treatment I’m having causes acute sensitivity to sunshine and, as well as wearing sunglasses at the first hint of sun, I’ve had to re-appraise my hat wardrobe.

straw hat
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I have a lovely straw sun hat from M&S with a nice wide brim and a scarf round it.

Mine is cream coloured straw and the trim is a nicely co-ordinated beige and brown. This style gives plenty of cover and is light and easy to wear. Except when it’s windy! And then it feels as if it might take off although it never actually has.

So I’ve been looking for a hat which will give good sun protection on windy days and I’ve bought this Betmar Face Framer which has an elasticated section at the back to keep the hat secure. It’s a bit like a baseball cap but with a deeper peak and a pretty bow at the back. I’ve worn the hat when the wind was a strong breeze and it didn’t move an inch so I’m waiting for a sunny day with a very strong wind to give it a proper trial. Doesn’t look as though I’ll have to wait too long either as the weather forecast for next week seems to match those conditions.

So, hopefully, I’ll be out in the fresh air and enjoying the sunshine suitably protected with shades and sunhat.

Audrey Hepburn
image credit: By Trailer screenshot (w:en:Breakfast at Tiffany’s trailer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Sunday hat designing competition 1945

I thought the kitchen utensil inspired hats I found a couple of days ago were bizarre but the hats in this film clip come a close second.

In 1945 a Sunday newspaper organised a hat designing competition and the inspiration for the winners reflects their war-time experiences. Tanks? Flame-throwers? Amazingly the milliners actually created these hats and found a couple of women to wear them.

This is an interesting clip from 1938: felt hats being made in a factory in Luton, Bedfordshire. And a few variations on the styling too.

You can tell that Health and Safety hadn’t been invented in this 1952 clip!

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Shocking hat film from 1952

The juxtaposition of hat trimmings in this film clip with the types of wild life that sourced them is truly awful.

And filmed at London Zoo too.

I think this film clip speaks volumes about changed attitudes in the last fifty or sixty years. Can you imagine the outrage now if fashion offered anything remotely like these hats?

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Library for hats?

Want a posh hat?

Can’t afford to pay the full top fashion price?

This 1954 hat library might be the answer!

Er – maybe not if the hygiene aspect is perturbing. Apparently the opening shot which looks like a display case or maybe a small fridge is actually a hat steriliser. That’s alright then!

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This 1959 film of hats inspired by kitchen equipment is bizarre!

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